Afterimage Directed by Andrzej Wajda. The museum is a community partner for this new movie showing in the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival, March 29–April 9 at Tower City Cinemas and at various locations throughout the region. Afterimage was not only Poland’s official entry for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film; it is also the final film by the great Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Iron, Katyń), who died last October at the age of 90. The film dramatizes the life of Polish avant-garde painter Władysław Strzemiński (1893–1952), whose advocacy of artistic freedom and resistance to state-sanctioned socialist realism pitted him against Party officials. Cleveland premiere. (Poland, 2016, subtitles, color, DCP, 98 min.)
Special admission $16; CIFF members and (in-person only) seniors and students $14. Use code “CMA” and receive $2 off your ticket price—not only to Afterimage but to any regular CIFF screening. For CIFF tickets, visit clevelandfilm.org or call 1-877-304-FILM (3456). Tickets not available at CMA ticket center; no CMA member discounts apply.